46 U.S. Code § 53108 - Regulatory relief
(a)Operation in Foreign Commerce.—
The restrictions of section 55305(a) of this title concerning the building, rebuilding, or documentation of a vessel in a foreign country shall not apply to a vessel for any day the operator of that vessel is receiving payments for operation of that vessel under an operating agreement under this chapter.
(c)Telecommunications Equipment.—The telecommunications and other electronic equipment on an existing vessel that is redocumented under the laws of the United States for operation under an operating agreement under this chapter shall be deemed to satisfy all Federal Communications Commission equipment certification requirements, if—
that country has not been identified by the Secretary as inadequately enforcing international regulations as to that vessel; and
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